Great American Baseball Tour — Day 34

brother & sisterFriday, May 18, 2018

Although we slept late both days, we visited with John & Sheila again at their home in Salem, Oregon. We spent some time watching footage of the volcano eruption in Hawaii as Sheila’s daughter lives there. It was also the anniversary of the Mount St. Helen’s eruption in 1980, only 100 miles from their home.

I also took advantage of her washer and dryer — do you have any idea how much laundry two people can accumulate in 33 days of travel? John grilled burgers for us and we just enjoyed visiting. The pollen count in Oregon was off the chart, which probably explains why Sheila and I were both having respiratory problems.

20180518_211726Here’s a pic of me with my brother; and a selfie of the four of us as we were leaving. Not being young folks, we were not very adept at taking selfies — kind of reminded us of the old days when my dad would set up the camera on his tripod, set the timer, and run to get in the picture.20180518_212007 (2)





Family Treasures

Daddys grilling plateI had a phone call one day last year where a mom had found this picture on Etsy and wanted to make one. So she came over with her two little boys and a baby and they made one for their dad for Father’s Day. For some reason I cannot locate that picture to share with you but you get the idea!


Here are some Holiday ideas I saved from posts on other ceramic Facebook pages. Also, think about what the kids may have done in school — making turkeys, etc. with their hands.

You can put these designs on any plain piece — plates, bowls, mugs, planters, teapots, and so on. Just consider the design and the size of the hands. Cost is $5.00 plus the bisque you are putting it on. What a unique way to make gifts for dads and for grandparents!

Carol’s Carousel Creations
Jim & Carol Warneke

About carolscarouselcreations

I am a retired math teacher. My jusband and I have been pouring, cleaning, firing, and painting ceramics since 1970 and have been teaching since 1972. We are both Duncan certified and members of IADCCT (International Association of Duncan Certified Caramic Teachers) and MVCT (Mahoning Valley Ceramic Teachers), a local chapter in North East Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. We have a home studio where we teach Technique Workshops and have Open Class time. We also have a party van which we take to local nursing homes. A new addition in 2020 is our online Facebook Live classes/demonstrations. We have two Etsy stores AfAfKidsNFriends for our African-American pieces and CarolsCarouselShoppe for our carousels. Find us on Facebook at CarolsCarouselCreations or send us an email to
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